In selecting the tablet PCs, the SpawGlass team required a device with a barcode scanner, security protection, GPS functionality and a built-in camera with streaming video capability. After a technology assessment, SpawGlass selected the rugged Xplore F5 Tablet PC, designed specifically for fieldbased computing.
“All the information – design data and RFIs – is at my fingertips. Better yet, if a specialty contractor calls with questions, I simply look up the details on the F5. I never have to go back to the office trailer to review paper drawings or supplemental documents because those documents are always with me. There is no question that the F5 saves time and provides better jobsite coordination.”
Combining the right software with the right mobile computing hardware: Brasfield & Gorrie construction company uses Atlanta project as a proving ground for LATISTA software and Xplore rugged tablets.
"Getting issues to and from subs is so important on a large project like this. We hand them a hard copy and send them a version by email, and if they have any questions they can call us and we can bring it up on screen immediately and see exactly what they're talking about. We don't have to track paper because everything is in the database and available any time."
- Steve Gilbert, Corporate Operations IT Manager, Brasfield & Gorrie
Barton Malow drives innovation and extends existing BIM model with field-ready solutions including Xplore Rugged Tablets: “These tablet PCs will forever change our workflow for the better. The facilities staff really likes the idea that everything is bar-coded so information is readily available on the tablet. They like the camera and especially the ability to write directly on the tablet and have that information recorded on the appropriate forms and submitted automatically. It’s very exciting. We can no longer afford to work without this system.”
- Corrine Ambler, Baron Malow
“Before we began using the F5s, we were working within the limits of the laptops that weren’t really designed for field use or running back to the trailer, to look at hard copies of the records and trying to integrate information,” said Frank Bejarano, a Sundt project superintendent. “Now project information is more accurate and accessible, making it easier to stay current on project status and issues.”